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  Eurovision Song Contest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held between active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union, in which participating countries each submit a song to be performed on live television; then proceed to cast votes for the other countries' songs, in order to find the most popular song in the competition.
Countries may select their songs by any means they wish, whether it be an internal decision made by the participating broadcaster, or a public contest which allows the country's public to televote between several songs.
Due to the fact that the songs are playing to such a diverse international audience with diverse musical tastes, and that countries want to be able to appeal to as many people as possible to gain votes, the majority of the songs historically have been middle-of-the-road pop.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest   (5819 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest
By the 1960s, entries were limited to one song per country (participation in the contest had almost doubled), and the songs had to be sung in one of the national languages of the country.
The 2002 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Tallinn, Estonia on Saturday 26 June, 2002, hosted by Annely Peebo[?], an opera singer, and Marko Matvere[?], an actor.
The 2003 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Riga, Latvia on Saturday 24 May, 2003, hosted by Marie N, the singer who won the ESC 2002, and Renars Kaupers[?], a singer whose group competed in the ESC 2000.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/eu/Eurovision.html   (1110 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 1984 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eurovision Song Contest 1984 was the 29th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on May 5, 1984 in Luxembourg.
The Herreys were the winners of this Eurovision with the song, Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley.
Each country had a jury that awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points for their top ten songs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_1984   (118 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Running since 1956 the Eurovision Song Contest (in French: Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson) is an annual televised song contest participants from numerous countries whose national television are members of the European Broadcasting Union.
The 2003 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Riga Latvia on Saturday 24 May 2003 hosted by Marie N the singer who won the ESC 2002 and Renars Kaupers a singer whose competed in the ESC 2000.
Hosting the Eurovision Song Contest is an accorded to the winners of the previous -- although it means that the winner's broadcaster actually incurs heavy expenses as a of winning and this has led to that some nations deliberately choose substandard acts as to ensure they do not win.
www.freeglossary.com /Eurovision_Song_Contest   (1413 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
Ironically, however, the original Spanish show was quietly dropped for the 2005 contest, with the country reverting to a conventional national pre-selection competition.
Among the famous performers to have graced the Eurovision stage are Cliff Richard, Nana Mouskouri, The Shadows, Vicky Leandros, Olivia Newton John, t.A.T.u.
However, the contest is considered a unique showcase for launching the host country as a tourist destination, and for the summer of 2005 to coincide with its hosting of the ESC, Ukraine even abolished its normal visa requirements for tourists.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=9954   (2291 words)

 Hall of Fame / The Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision is unique, a festival of music by performers from an ever-increasing number of nations, allowing the public to select “a song for Europe”.
Eurovision took place for the first time in Lugano, Switzerland in 1956, and was inspired by the popular San Remo Festival.
An estimated 100 million people tuned into the Eurovision Song Contest at The NIA, Birmingham but to stage the three hour extravaganza, broadcast live to 36 countries, the BBC actually took up residence for two weeks, using every available space in the arena.
www.necgroup.co.uk /corporate/halloffame/eurovision-song-contest.asp   (702 words)

 The 90s - (1990 - 1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Her Eurovision song ‘Le dernier qui a parlé’ was taken from the ‘Yahil’ album.
She performed the song in English during the dress rehearsal and was told that it was against the Eurovision rules.
Before her solo performance at the Eurovision Song Contest, Danijela participated in the 1995 contest with the group Magazin (which she left in 1996) and with female singer Lidija Horvath, singing ‘Nostalgija’.
www.eurovision.tv /english/1843.htm   (3427 words)

 Eurovisie Songfestival - The Belgian Pop & Rock Archives
Initially, this song was to be sung by showbizz-duo Nicole and Hugo, but they had to forfeit because of jaundice.
With her 13 years the youngest winner of the song contest ever (a record that is safe from being broken, cause the current regulations impose a minimum-age of 16).
The song was by the Belgian Dutchman Stef Bos.
houbi.com /belpop/groups/eurosong.htm   (1082 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest Helsinki 2007 | Eurovision Song Contest 1984 participants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This song became a real evergreen, but the Italian song I treni di Tozeur became a huge hit all over Europe although it only became 5th.
The song had a little opera-part in it, which was song in German.
The Irish song was written by former and future Eurovision winner Johnny Logan under his real name Sean Sherrard.
www.esctoday.com /annual/1984/participants.php   (357 words)

 Derek Gatherer: Comparison of Eurovision Song Contest Simulation with Actual Results Reveals Shifting Patterns of ...
The voting patterns in the Eurovision Song Contest have attracted attention from various researchers, spawning a small cross-disciplinary field of what might be called 'eurovisiopsephology' incorporating insights from politics, sociology and computer science.
The pioneering study of the contest was carried out by Yair (1995) who used multidimensional social network analysis of the voting over the period 1975-1992, representing the period between the end of the Oil Crisis and the signing of the Treaty of Maastricht.
The contest now operates successfully on two levels, appealing equally to western post-modernists who revel in the very tastelessness and contempt for "serious" pop music that appalled the previous intellectual generation, and also to emerging states rediscovering the pan-European spirit of the contest's founders.
jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk /9/2/1.html   (7277 words)

 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST | OIKOTIMES.COM | ABOUT US   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At the end of 1999, after the army and knowing a lot more about computers, there was issued the printed edition of oikotimes which was easier for me but still somehow expensive since it required many pages and many copies on the printer...
That was my dream since I first saw Eurovision song contest in 1984 (late that year since Greece was not participating and ERT showed the contest somewhere in November).
And that was the case, in the next years oikotimes known under the URLs www.go.to/oikoland, www.oikotimes.us.tt, www.oikotimes.tk or the even better www.geocities.com/familyrepublic/index.htm continued covering the Eurovision news and the World headlines.
www.oikotimes.com /site/index.php?id=19   (542 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 1985: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
The Eurovision Song Contest 1985 was the 30th Eurovision, it was held in Sweden on May 4th and the presenter was Lill Lindfors[?].
Bobbysocks[?] was the winner of this Eurovision with the song La det swinge[?].
Each Country had a Jury who awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points for their top ten songs.
www.encyclopedian.com /eu/Eurovision-Song-Contest-1985.html   (127 words)

 The 80s - (1980 - 1989)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In 1984 Johnny Logan’s song ‘Terminal 3’ performed by Linda Martin came 2nd in the Eurovision Song Contest held in Luxembourg.
In their Eurovision song, Alice and Franco sang about a place called Tozeur which fans believe is located in the North-African desert.
During the Song Contest in 1986 in Norway she received 140 points, 36 less than the winner Sandra Kim, and finished 2nd.
www.eurovision.tv /english/1842.htm   (4460 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 1985
On 30th March 1985 the Norwegian national final of Eurovision Song Contest, called Melodi Grand Prix, was arranged in Oslo.
Anita Skorgan`s self-composed song "Karma", with lyrics by Lars Kilevold and the Abba-conductor Anders Eljas’ arrangements, was by many chosen to be a favorite.
They said that the melody was similar to an old Hermann Hermani-song, called "Lille stjerna", while others said it was a copy of Denmarks song from 1984.
www.hemsida.net /bettan/Bobbysocks/Biografi/eurovisionsongcontest1985eng.html   (996 words)

 Citizens Required
The Eurovision Song Contest came into being some 50 years ago, and in the UK it has become a bit of a joke, particularly for Terry Wogan, who seems to get hours of material out of it.
At this year’s Eurovision there were even accusations of an anti-Western bias with the big four, France, Spain, the UK and Germany all filling the last four positions of the scoreboard.
I thought Eurovision would be a great way to garner a bit of European recognition, and with Sir Banks and Sir Wag at my side I thought we would gain the support of the BBC and automatic entry.
www.citizensrequired.com /unit/ga_eurovision/eurovision.shtml   (244 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 2005 | PopMatters Television Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
While it can be cost-prohibitive for some countries to enter the contest (or to host the next year's contest if they win), voting often reflects world political tensions and alliances, pointedly, without American influences.
Though Eurovision might be relatively unknown to Americans, others will recognize its impact through the songs and singers it unleashes upon the world.
The contest was broadcast for the first time in Russian and Eastern Bloc countries in 1965, but it wasn't until the fall of the Iron Curtain that Eastern European countries competed in any numbers: Latvia, Romania, Russia, Hungary, and Estonia all entered the 1994 competition.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/e/eurovision-song-contest-2005.shtml   (1039 words)

 BBC - Eurovision Song Contest - History
The song - shrewdly recorded in six languages - tops charts all over Europe.
The triumph is overshadowed when presenter Lill Lindfors 'loses' her skirt in the second half of the show.
Eurovision goes teen in Norway as 13 year old Sandra Kim storms to victory for Belgium with 'J'Aime La Vie'.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio2/eurovision/2003/history/80s.shtml   (352 words)

 Junior Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The European Broadcasting Union has congratulated the Belgian host broadcasters on their preparations for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and declared that the contest will continue to be “high-quality primetime entertainment” for many years to come.
Speaking at a press conference in the venue of the third Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU’s Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Svante Stockselius spoke of the “marvellous job” that organisers VRT and RTBF had done so far.
Asked about the possibility of other countries joining the contest in 2006, Mr Stockselius said: “We’re in close contact with other broadcasters and we’d love to have more next year.
www.junioreurovision.tv /english/1272.htm   (1693 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 2005 Results
The 2005 Eurovision Song Contest was held at the Sports Palace (Palats Sportu), Kiev, Ukraine.
This is the second Eurovision Song Contest to have a semi final and a final.
Unconfirmed, the date for the Eurovision Song Contest 51st Contest Semi Final 2006 is Thursday 18 May 2006 and the Final is on Saturday 20 May 2006.
www.myledbury.co.uk /eurovision/year/eurovision_2005.asp   (490 words)

 Eurovision - All Final and Semifinal results for the Eurovision 2006 in Athens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We are the first posting the Eurovision final results and we want to thank all Eurovision Funs for you support.
We going to open a blog for Eurovision 2007 as many of you kindly requested but the main site you love will remain the same so you can find quick and easy information for the Eurovision Song Contest.
That is how we see it and we hope all of you see the annual Eurovision Song Contest as different cultures in Europe communicate with each other.
www.eurovision-contest.com   (299 words)

 BBC Radio 2 - Eurovision Song Contest Feature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Not exactly the Eurovision glory years, the early 80s become known for the less-than-spectacular musicianship.
Thought to be a backlash to the behaviour of English soccer hooligans abroad or perhaps, just maybe, because they (rather poorly) mimed their way through the whole song, they tumble to seventh.
The triumph however, is overshadowed when presenter Lill Lindfors 'loses' her skirt in the second half of the show.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio2/eurovision/2005/the_show/history80s.shtml   (476 words)

 DVDs of the Eurovision Song Contest ralleklein@aol.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In addition to that you have all the information about the songs, the authors, writers and the scoreboard with a detailed list of the given points for each country and each year.
DVDs for each Eurovision Song Contest TV year are also available (except 1957 and 1964 - these only Audio Live CDs).
Select 30-35 of your favourite Eurovision songs and you’ll get these acts on DVD, no matter which year, no matter which song.
members.aol.com /ralleklein/english.htm   (289 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 1969
The Eurovision Song Contest 1969 was the 14th Eurovision, it was held in Madrid, Spain on March 29th and the presenter was Laurita Valenzuela[?].
There were four winners of this Eurovision (As there was no rule for a tie at this time.); Frida Boccara[?] with Un Jour Un Enfant[?], Lennie Kuhr[?] with De Troubadour, Salome with Vivo Cantando[?] and Lulu with Boom Bang A Bang[?].
Each Country had 10 Jury Members who each decided the best song and each awarded 1 point.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/eu/Eurovision_Song_Contest_1969.html   (98 words)

 Talk CSI: ESC 2005 - Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Katie Boyle - The legendary Katie has hosted the Contest four times - firstly from the Royal Festival Hall in 1960, in 1963 from the brand spanking new BBC Television Centre, the 30th Contest in 1968 from the Royal Albert Hall and ABBA's winning year 1974 from The Dome in Brighton.
The song set a record for the highest number of points scored in the Contest Katrina has now split from the Waves.
Scoreboard - Regardless of the songs, the scoreboard is the main attraction at the Contest.
talk.csifiles.com /showflat.php?Number=125793   (3182 words)

 ::doteurovision:: Eurovision 1992 - Linda Martin
Linda Martin was in 1992 having her second shot at winning the Eurovision Song Contest.
This time with a song penned by Johnny Logan she romped home, giving Ireland the first in a string of victories.
She is now one of the regular panelists on the show and a well known Irish Tv personality.
www.doteurovision.com /1992/linda.htm   (305 words)

 Australian singer strikes a blow for Eurovision - Music - Entertainment
Whatever the reason, the Australian-born singer-songwriter and her country and western band Texas Lightning will travel to Athens in May to represent Germany in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
Like many in the music game, Comerford believes the Eurovision song contest offers pointers to what is happening in music across Europe.
In 1984 she began working as a teacher and lecturer for pop music and subsequently met the other members of Texas Lightning, who joined her course at one time or another.
www.theage.com.au /news/music/australian-singer-strikes-a-blow-for-eurovision/2006/03/17/1142582525420.html   (435 words)

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